Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G


Acer’s most recent 17-inch multimedia-gaming hybrid from the new Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G series has a potent GTX 1060, a quick quad-core processor, and an IPS display. Still, it is cost-effectively optimized in every other area. Acer’s cost-cutting initiatives were wise, and the new notebook is highly respectable from a technical standpoint, with one exception.

Acer markets its most recent Acer Aspire 7 A717-71G as a multimedia all-rounder even though the GeForce GTX 1060 and the Core i7-7700HQ are excellent markers of a gaming computer. There is yet to be a prototype to compare the three new Aspire models (3, 5, and 7) against. The Acer Aspire 7 A717-71G lacks features like G-Sync, RGB lighting for the keyboard, programmable macro and additional modifier buttons, and software for tuning and overclocking in comparison to “true” gaming notebooks made by Schenker, Asus, MSI, Alienware, and Acer’s Predator series.

This gadget stands out because it provides excellent value for the money. It boasts a number of characteristics, including as its quick processing and brilliant display, that make it a great option for customers. We’ll go through each of these features in detail and provide you with our full review in this blog article.

Features of Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G


One of the Aspire 7’s shortcomings is connectivity. Only one of the four USB 3.1 Gen.There has a full-sized HDMI port as well as a fold-out Ethernet port. Due to the Aspire 7’s solitary 3.5 mm combo audio jack—which is unusual for gaming laptops—the majority of gaming headsets will not function on it. On both sides of the laptop, the ports are placed in the back, where protruding parts and wires are less irritating than they would be up front.


The strain keyboard is just a few millimetres smaller and virtually as wide as a typical desktop keyboard. Although there is more room than is necessary, the number pad is still smaller than on ordinary keyboards, which will be awkward for individuals with large hands. Apart from that, touch-typists should be alright due to the acceptable size and distance of the rather concave and slightly roughened keys. The layout resembles the normal keyboard layout extremely closely, as is generally typical with Acer notebooks. Just one bottom row is different; because of the arrow keys, the size of the CTRL and ALT keys is either the same as or even smaller than the other keys.

The response from the keyboard was quite mushy and spongy, which we did not enjoy. Only the larger keys, such the space bar or the return key, clatter noticeably; the majority of keys are rather quiet. 


The touchpad, which is suitably large and is surrounded by a platinum ornamental strip, is situated too far to the left, where it can obstruct a hand that is lying on the WASD keys. Although it did not sense movement or input at its edges, it gave reasonable gliding qualities even with slightly moistened fingers. Every time, drag and drop by double-tap worked.

Sadly, the touchpad clattered loudly as it was not compact with the case. The resistance of the two buttons, on the other hand, was quite tight but well-balanced, and they provided extremely clear audio and tactile feedback. Because there is no specialised touchpad software, only Windows 10’s configuration options are available for gestures (basic gestures with up to three fingers).


Excellent and substantially brighter than both of its competitors, who were both assessed at roughly 300 nits, was the 17.3-inch matte FHD IPS display. The display’s 86% brightness distribution was respectable, but we did detect some slight screen leaking at the edges, which made the blacks less uniform. However, this was just a problem with completely black display contents; as soon as bright portions appeared on the screen, the screen bleeding disappeared.

Up close, the contents of the screen appeared somewhat coarsely pixilated due to the panel’s very low pixel density of only 127 PPI. The crispness, though, was excellent. For the Aspire 7, Acer does not provide any more display alternatives.

Processor Performance

Similar to its predecessor, the i7-6700U (4 x 2.6 – 3.5 GHz), the Core i7-7700HQ (4x 2.8 – 3.8 GHz, Hyperthreading, 45 W TDP) quad-core is relatively widespread in mainstream gaming notebooks. It is the gaming equivalent of the standard office notebook Intel Core i5-7200U CPU.The most recent Kaby Lake CPUs are often up to 15% faster than their predecessors because of the higher clock rates.  controller.

Battery life

Unfortunately, we don’t have enough information to draw any conclusions about the Aspire 7’s battery life. Our evaluation unit’s battery was a pitiful 48 Wh (-36%), while the majority of similarly equipped 17-inch notebooks have substantially larger batteries starting at around 65 Wh. In this category, we’ve included the MSI GS73VR 7RF (65 Wh) to demonstrate how much battery life suffers if G-Sync is used instead of Nvidia Optimus by manufacturers.

The Aspire Nitro sets the bar with its 69 Wh battery thanks to its more efficient i5-7300HQ CPU (4x 2.5 – 3.5 GHz, no Hyperthreading, 45 W TDP).  As a result, battery-powered gaming will end after around an hour. The Aspire 7 had enough battery life for a 17-inch laptop when browsing the web for more than 5 hours.

Last verdict 

Our list of drawbacks is broader than we anticipated when we first began reviewing this notebook, but our final judgement is the same. The new Aspire 7 A717-71G-72VY can be classified as either a gaming laptop with respectable multimedia capabilities or as a multimedia notebook with strong gaming goals.

Therefore, the RAM configuration, the most likely incredibly challenging disassembly, and the display’s subpar response times are the only things on our list of negatives from the viewpoint of a budget-conscious gamer. Look elsewhere if you’re searching for a business laptop or a compact photo editing tool. Otherwise, we do not see any reasons why we shouldn’t advocate buying the new Aspire 7, especially given its inexpensive cost. With an average frame rate of 56.95, the Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G delivers excellent gaming performance.The battery life of 3.9 hours is inadequate for everyday use. The 256 MB of capacity is insufficient to install many contemporary games. The Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G costs a lot of money. With 16 GB of RAM, the Acer Aspire 7 A717-72G can easily run several applications.

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